## Nernst Equation [ENDORSED]

Nasir_Ahmed
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### Nernst Equation

Hey guys, I wasn't able to make lecture on Friday but I looked through the course reader and I'm confused with the Nernst Equation. How is the variable 0.05916 derived?

Miya McLaughlin 2B
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### Re: Nernst Equation  [ENDORSED]

The 0.0592 comes from combining all the constants in the equations. It represents RT/F, which is the gas constant multiplied by the temperature (in this case it's the standard temp of 273 K), then it is divided by one Faraday(F) which is 96485 C/mol.

The n remains a variable because it depends on the number of moles of electrons that are being transferred.

There is also another value of 2.303 that you multiply RT by to get 0.0592. This allows you to change the ln to log10.
This makes it easier to work with pH values later on.

In summary: 0.0592 = 2.303RT / F

Brandon N 3A
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### Re: Nernst Equation

The standard temp T is actually 298K (25 degrees celsius)

NinaSheridan
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### Re: Nernst Equation

But (298)(8.314)/(964853) = .025678, not .05916, so where is .05916 coming from? A different form of the gas constant? A different temperature??

Shushanna S 3F
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### Re: Nernst Equation

Faraday's constant is actually 96,485.3. There's a typo on the back of the laminated periodic table. I checked in our lecture notes for the course reader and it's given as 96,485. (I think the .3 was left off but you can double check.)

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